Requests to Hire

In an on-going effort to be responsible stewards of financial resources and to conserve funds which will enable us to manage current and future budget shortfalls during these difficult economic times University of Houston-Clear Lake has established a Strategic Hiring Committee.

The committee consists of the Provost, Executive Director of Human Resources, Budget Office Director, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Vice President for Administration and Finance. The Provost and Executive Director of Human Resources will serve as committee co-chairs.

The hiring review process applies to all regular (full and part-time) administrative and staff positions.


The Strategic Hiring Committee will collectively review and provide recommendations to the President for each request to fill, create, re-organize, re-classify or eliminate a budgeted position. The Strategic Hiring Committee will review the requested positions following an assessment by Human Resources-Compensation for fair market value and internal equity and the Budget Office for fiscal responsibility and funding.

  Position Request and Form

Utilizing the Strategic Hiring Request Form, the committee will consider the following criteria in its review:

  • Current overall staffing need(s) of the campus, division, department and how this position will address or meet this/these critical, essential or operational needs.
  • The consequences for not filling or re-classifying this position.
  • The re-distribution or assumption of duties and responsibilities of the position should the position not be filled or re-classified.
  • The impact to the campus or unit budget if the position is approved.
  • The impact to the campus or unit budget if the position is not approved.
  • The current staffing model level in relation to the strategic plan for the campus or unit.
  • Future staffing projections for the campus or requesting unit.

A complete packet will include: (1) position description, (2) department organizational chart, (3) current and long range budgetary impacts, (4) funding sources, and (5) if applicable, CV or resume of current incumbent for reclassification requests.

Complete requests should be submitted to as soon as possible.  This inbox is regularly monitored. The Strategic Hiring Committee will meet bi-weekly. Special meetings may occur as needed.

Strategic Hiring Request Form